Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Serena upset in Marbella
I have no idea why Serena Williams went to Marbella, Spain to play in the Andalucia Tennis Experience. She had two injuries--her thigh and her ankle--yet she insisted on going. It wasn't worth the travel stress--she went out to Klara Zakopalova in the first round today, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1.
I now expect Williams to withdraw from Charleston, where she is the defending champion. Makes no sense. And on April 20, she will lose her number 1 ranking to Dinara Safina.
In other Marbella news, Roberta Vinci defeated Nicole Vaidisova in straight sets, and Anabel Medina Garrigues defeated her doubles partner--Virginia Ruano Pascual.